Saturday, October 12, 2013
The day the gremlins come out..
Championship days seem to bring out the devil in skippers.
Mild mannered reporter types become obsessed with that ephemeral thing called "air space" ...or lack of it .... my space, no space, lack of space, not to mention large black and yellow buoys lost in space!!
but first ....
on deck early and calm as can be..
Marchello was prepared for any conditions at sea
... the line up was tidy and tight
ready for a bit of competition
..the dinghies were looking like a well teamed fleet
Solitaire saw Lynne and her "follow me" flag..
Miss Behaviour had the pre race blues...
Wistari made a rare appearance
closely packed, "up, up , up," "air, air, air"
The pocket rocket slipped through the fleet
some took the road less travelled
while Wistari went for cover amongst the shipping
... with five minutes of fame they disappeared
But 'over the other side '
twin pacers fought it out,
Jackson, Maria, Ray all tussled at the buoys
John was searching for a sign...
Yacht Bank Buoy
there was teeth gritting stress...
the action tense ...
Race 2 countdown
..... and the fleet are synchronised on port
... all except Ray
... on starboard tack..
it could have turned nasty,
the camera was poised...
but skill and dexterity won the day ..
that is .. every sailor displayed skill and dexterity
there was a little bit of this and a little bit of
We watched Miss Behaviour come home with a kite
and do you remember how it all looked at the start ?
it never looks like that at the finish..
it's a lot more relaxed ..
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Another Saturday, another yacht race,...
with perfect conditions for a speedy outward reach to the Fairway
and a swift spinnaker return up the harbour ..
the stayers and the players were on the start line.. evan briefly for some..
The birthday boy had a new toy.
the crew of Miss Behaviour were up to tricks
Sonofabeach was ready to play
There was a fight for the helm on the Doc
Others had work to do...
.... or other places to sail..
Max and Barry had the 'officials' launch covered
Yachts jostled for the start as always
It was just as well this crew ..
went out early and had a 'shake down ' sail..
because it was a "hello" and "goodbye" from them right after the start..
the multi hull fleet and a mono displayed their assets
Two Wright was showing off its chines.
Ray needed some time alone ..
so he took the solo challenge..
Doctor's Orders had gone troppo..
The new kids on the block were smiling.. Haha..
..........first Fairway Buoy race obviously!
away they went .. while we motored behind for a while
Intrigue had the new Go Pro on board ..
looks like we may have a new addition to the weekly blog ..